A three-dimensional model for fiber lay-down processes
We present an improved stochastic model concerning the lay-down of fibers on a conveyor belt in the production of nonwovens. The model is based on stochastic differential equations describing the resulting position of the fiber on the belt having regard to its motion in the deposition region under influence of turbulent air flow. Our aim is to generalize an existing model to 3D. By introducing a parameter we have an alternative to consider both isotropic and anisotropic orientation of the fibers generating the nonwoven.